Who should arrange the further investigations?

Where a surveyor has recommended further investigations be carried out, these should be arranged by the buyers themselves. It is not uncommon for the estate agents selling the property to offer to arrange the further investigations. However as they are acting in the best interests of the seller, there is the potential for a conflict of interest. Similarly, the sellers will often offer to arrange further investigations. However, as the results of the investigations will likely be addressed to the seller, the buyer will probably not be able to rely on any reports produced or guarantees provided. It is always best for the buyers themselves to arrange their own further investigations.